Saturday, September 21, 2013

29 Faces check-in #14,15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and ...oops, 21 and 22

That's a lot of faces all in once, but last week has been a bit hectic for me, so I didn't get any blogposts done. I did finish some of the video's I was working on, about the Midori style travelers notebooks I made recently. I'll post those at the end, just in case you would like to see them.

First though, as this is a 29 faces post, I did do a face a day this week and I am keeping up.

Here are they all in chronological order.

Somehow I didn't feel like painting this week. I did journal a lot though, just to keep a clear head.

And with my journalling I still wanted to make a face a day.

So I snuck them in between the writing.

Trying different styles.

Got inspired by DaVinci, prompted by Piarom from Mix it Monthly.

And doodled some of his ladies.

I think I need to explore this doodling with pen a bit more, because I like it, but I find it very difficult to shade anything.

So those are my #14-20 faces for the 29 faces in 30 days challenge.

I really like his ladies and they are so much fun to draw, so today I finally got the urge to paint something and felt I wanted to make something for the Mix it Montly challenge for september: Feathers from DaVinci.

So I got out my altered book journal and took the two ladies #16 and 17 and tried to paint them, making it #21 and 22.

And made a huge mess while doing so...

The colors to use were mint green, grey and hibiskus... and a feather.

I completely forgot about the feather, but I'll call them "birds of a feather" so that's that taken care of then =).

I love this image of the two ladies and think I may play around with them some more to see what I can do with them.

I must confess, I like the lady on the left best.

She seems lighter and more fragile than the lady on the right.

I feel she has a more protective role.

My altered book, however, is definitely not liking me and is showing some signs of wear and tear. I'm not sure if I can go on like this much longer, before it falls apart...

Now for the promised video's of the Midori style travelers journals for those of you who are interested. I'll post the "how I use them" video

and the first of the 3 tutorials on how to make them.

I also got some great news today when I found out that my Book of Books with the secret belgian binding was featured at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenges (Embossed).

I hope I made up a little for being AWOL for the past week and I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

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  1. Fantastic Faces!! They're all so good. Your painted journal page is just gorgeous!!

  2. Fantastic work, Monique, and congrats on being featured at Simon Says! Valerie

  3. Great blog I like all your faces and the altered books are fabulous

  4. Wonderful faces!! There are a few angelic looks here!!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Knap hoor, om ondanks alle drukte toch de gezichten te maken...en met heel mooi resultaat!

  6. Beautiful faces and a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Oh!!! Your faces are simply wonderful! You have such a great style Monique!
    Alison x

  8. what a fantastic style Monique!
    I love all your faces!

  9. Fantastic Faces,Monicue, i loved all,so beautiful.

    Greetings Jeannette

  10. I will come back tomorrow to look at the videos, as I have to go out this evening and I only just discovered this post. I have to say something about those beautiful faces, though. They are so lovely and full of character. I have to say again you seem to be developing and learning so much with this face drawing project, they are always such a joy to see. Inspirational! I love Leonardo. Julie Ann x

  11. Oh my, you really made my day with your two sweet ladies...I totally love the raw style of them, especcially the right one, yes the right one...I soooo love it, when there is room for imagination!! and so beautiful how you transferd the journaling into such an amazing background...Yummines pure...thank you so much for taking part in Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

  12. Beautiful faces! I don't know how you do it. I have a hard time finding time to do one face a month.

  13. I really love these faces - your work is so expressive! Thank you for sharing, best wishes - Shroo:)

  14. Your work is truly amazing! Your use of line in the face sketches is brilliant, and the painting in the later pieces is superb. Blessings!

  15. Astounding work on the dimensional faces, Monique - really beautiful in the sketches, and stunning as they move into painted existence. I'm doing my best to do some overdue catching up, so will have to come back for the videos another time (I know, I'm storing up a back catalogue of stuff to come back for!). Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday.
    Alison xx

  16. oh, such beautiful faces... i love the closeup you gave us of your sketches, and my jaw dropped when i saw the added paint. Gorgeous work. xox

  17. Oh Monique, these are fantastic. I'm in awe. These are simply incredible and so dimensional. Yep, I'm late, but I've been offline most of the week, so I had to stop by tonight.

  18. Your drawn faces are so varied and I love your painted ones too with all the texture. I'm now going to watch your videos which I always enjoy and find very interesting.

  19. Beautiful work, love them all!

  20. Wow prachtige gezichten zeg!
    Een relaxte week verder!
    Groetjes Karin

  21. really gorgeous art, sketching and painting-wow! And congrats on being featured at Simon Says!

  22. beautiful works. Truly amazing and inspiring. Thank you for sharing

  23. Great work Monique!! Ive been so busy too am only managing to blog catchup now, sorry for delay in commenting!

  24. Both faces are beautiful and the darker one may be just as fragile as the other :-)
    I like the expressiveness you have created with the two faces!

  25. Golly! These drawings are fabulous and this photo layout is so attractive.

  26. Wonderful sketches and painted art journal pages too!
    You are very talented


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